Earlier this week, it was announced that Loretta Lynn had broken her hip after suffering a fall. Now, Lynn’s daughter, Patsy, is giving fans an update on her condition.
In an interview with People, Patsy Lynn said Lynn’s injuries happened on New Year’s Day and may have spawned from a new addition to the family.
“She has a new puppy — we don’t really know if she was chasing after the puppy or what, but she slid and fractured her hip,” Patsy noted. Although the new pup has given Loretta plenty of smiles, the new injury initially brought a lot of worry to her family.
“At my mom’s age it’s so dangerous when it comes to the hip, so we’re all just grateful she seems to be okay,” Patsy says. “She’s up putting weight on it and starting her rehab now.”
The injury came after Loretta had spent months already recovering from a stroke.
“She’s in great spirits—she’s just aggravated because she was recovering so well and getting around,” Patsy explains. “Now this is a setback… She said she’s just mad about being back to laying up watching TV! Hopefully, she will recover quickly.”
Lynn was originally scheduled to release a new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, last year. The release of that project was delayed until 2018 after she suffered a stroke. Now it looks like she may have two completed releases ready by the end of the year.
“She’s strong—it’s amazing she’s able to go through all she’s been through,” she continued. “She had a stroke in May and has been having band rehearsals and getting around great by herself; she’s recording, she’s finishing up another album. That’s what she’s been focusing on. She’s nonstop but she’s always been that way—it’s what keeps her going.”